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for the united states and europe. i might add is also a great pleasure to see the french ambassador here this afternoon. thank you for the support that you gave 2 brookings, and that your predecessors gave to fiona hill, was -- and she would be addressing you from this lectern at the date of this conference, but she was locked into a commitment in beijing. but i want to assure you on behalf of brookings and the united states and europe that this does not represent a strategic pivot on the part of the institution or the center to east asia. it has been our pleasure, and i hope of some contribution to the policy community in partnership with the heinrich boll's foundation to bring the conference to you on an annual basis. and i think it is particularly appropriate that we should have filled with us today. -- phil with us today. he is secretary of state of european affairs and is responsible for u.s. policy toward about 50 countries, as well as three key -- and i would add to that currently, someone challenged international institutions -- the north of montreal organization, the european u
for the better and that it is unique to the united states. this is half an hour. >> american history tv is in milwaukee at the organization of american historians annual meeting and we're joined by professor eric foner from columbia university and linda kerber with the university of iowa. thanks to both of you for joining us. you'll be talking about at this conference about birthright citizenship and the 14th amendment. why don't you set the stage for us, mr. foner, and what is birthright citizenship? >> in a nutshell, this is the principle that any person born in the united states, regardless of the status of their parents, their ancestor, regardless of their race, gender, religion, any other category, is a citizen of the united states just by have i chew of being born here. of course you can also become a citizen by naturalization if you're an immigrant. but i think historically, the important point is that this is not a principal that goes back to the constitution. it was really implemented or institutionalized in the aftermath of the civil war and the civil rights act of 1866 then t
in history the united states needs latin america more than latin america needs the united states? now, cast your mind back a decade ago or little over a decade ago. that question would have seemed absurd. the united states was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, the most powerful country economically, politically, militarily. why on earth would it need anyone, let alone a continent known for its economic crises, its political instability, for having almost no global clout? well, how times have changed. and how used we we have become o the fact of change. there's an old jewish joke that i heard probably about 5,000 times when i was growing up, and it's set in eastern europe in the 19th century in a period when borders were changing very rapidly. and the story goes that a woman is pegging up washing, and a kazakh soldier rides up and declares, old woman, from this day forth, this land is no longer poland, it is imperial russia. and then he rides off. and she watches him go, and she says, thank god, i couldn't stand another polish winter. [laughter] thank you for laughing. i'll p
geopolitics -- host: oil and gas production in the western hemisphere is booming, with the united states emerging less dependent on supplies from an unstable middle east. vens, nigeria, and mexico. host: southeast michigan. what are gas prices like there, dave? caller: very good. someone saying on your show that prices were falling for the holidays. that's not true here in southeast michigan, which people here like to drive a lot up north. we have a wonderful, beautiful up north. but the prices here average in the low $3.90's. they were a week ago in the mid $3.60, around there. for my employees, it's all the same for them. we're traveling 60 mile an hour round trips and that really hits the pocketbook when you're having to travel every day for week. i'll companies are certainly quick to bring the price down. thanks and have a good holiday. host: it's not our oil that we're talking about, it belongs to oil companies. new hampshire, john on our democrats line joins us. hi. caller: just one note i've acknowledged over the last few weeks. we have a caller on your show, but he was discussing
with the president of the united states. but a lot of americans as you know, and you look at american public opinion polls, they're concerned that they want the u.s. out of afghanistan, about 70% say it's time for the u.s. to come home, the u.s. is spending to keep 90,000 troops, $2 billion a week in afghanistan, $100 billion a year. why is this money well spent? >> we have already agreed on a process of transition to afghan authority whereby afghanistan will be looking after itself and after its security and the defense of the country almost entirely by 2014, and that's also the time that the american forces and other forces will withdraw from afghanistan. that transition and the eventual withdrawal in 2014 of the u.s. forces and other nato forces from afghanistan is good for afghanistan and good for our allied countries. today we discussed that. we have finalized plans. so 2014 will be a year in which the united states will not be spending as much money in afghanistan as it is spending today. it will save money and we will be providing security ourselves. >> but for another two and a half years un
the number one strategic threat to the united states. that sounds very yesteryear i must say. we will have other panels talk about russia but i don't think anyone will buy on to that proposition and as for china, we all know that china is an easy target in some ways, but we have already mentioned people -- the wise heads of the republican party. i can assure you just read henry kissinger's latest book on china and candidate mitt romney will get a lot of advice between now and when it gets anywhere near the convention not to mention the white house to go easy on china. one reason i am puzzled by it is that will not win an election. it is the economy. >> you want to pick up on this? >> there are a lot of things about the nature of the challenge that we face. i start with the point that the economy is more dependent on the global economy than in the past and the collective action challenge homi talked about is real. i differ when i look at successful administrations. the republicans run as if american power unfettered from multilateral institutions is the way to run the world. they enter offi
between pakistan and the united states. the foreign minister spoke about the sore spot in an exclusive interview with nhk. she says she supports a court decision to imprison a pakistani doctor who helped american intelligence authorities track down al qaeda leader osama bin laden. >> you have to respect the law of every country. and you have to respect our other's laws and respect our expectations of each other and our realistic expectations and i think the realistic expectations of any one country to go against the laws is not a realistic or healthy expectation. >> pakistani courts sentenced shakil afridi wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton denounced the ruling as unjust. she says the obama administration will continue to pursue the issue with pakistani authorities. u.s./pakistan relations worsened after american special forces raided a compound near islamabad last may and killed bin laden. they took another hit after u.s. helicopters killed 24 pakistani soldiers last november. pakistan's government retaliated by closing supply routes f
enlightened than that of the united states of america. matched only perhaps by the -- by the admission, policy of governor schwarzenegger in california. who knows who his secretary of state might be. there are a lot of names floating out there. bob zellic, president of the world bank. was one. he believes that -- in dealing with china and other countries that, what's we should ask of countries is to be responsible stake holders in a rule based international economy. that's pretty close to the theme of bruce's paper. here is the one exception which i think will, is both curious in terms of its motivation and -- and affect -- and will probably fade. and that is, a lot of -- sort of cheap, bashing of other countries. john michael and i make the point in our paper that every country on the planet with two exceptions has to hope and pray is never mentioned during american presidential campaign. because if it is mentioned it is going to be bad. two exceptions are israel and great britain. and, of course, china has come up a lot. russia has come up a lot. for some reason has declared that russia is t
. and the united states. so as i said at the beginning, 2010 was the summer of hate, two years ago. and you probably remember terry jones who promised to burn a copy of the quran. you might remember the beginning of an anti-sharia movement that pushes to pass legislation at a state level to ban sharia law, islamic law. it starts in oklahoma where there's this huge muslim population. no, there's knotts a huge miss -- there's not a huge muslim population in oklahoma. it's ridiculous, and the whole movement is ridiculous since there have been no cases of sharia law actually being cited with one exception in new jersey which was then overturned. and, of course, you remember that summer as well as two years before all of the rumors that obama, our president, is muslim. one-third of all republicans believed this according to polling at the time. one-quarter of the entire electorate believes this. and, of course, the ground zero mosque. the ground zero mosque becomes a political litmus test to determine how politicians stand on this key issue. mayor bloomberg, for it. newt gingrich, he's against i
country in its war against the united states. the constitution followed the united states constitution in giving the president the power of commander in chief. in wartime the confederate president would take political lead of this country and military lead of this country. jefferson davis certainly possessioned the requisite qualities to become commander in chief and a war leader. in fact, i would maintain that few presidents who led this nation in war from the war of 1812 right down to afghanistan, could match his pedigree prior to holding office. he had military, political and administrative experience that set him apart from other southern notables in 1861. his particular background was immensely influential to his being chosen the provisional president of the confederate states. he had gone to west point. he had served for seven years as an officer in the united states army. he had distinguished combat career as a regimental commander. moreover, he'd been a member of both united states house and united states senate. in the latter 1850s he served as chair for the military affairs c
sales have failed. finally, the united states government should could use its considerable diplomatic influence to join with china in a leadership role to take immediate measures to end the illegal trade. china's recent actions are very welcomed, but need to be sustained over the long-term. idealy, the u.s. government could share some awareness over the situation and work for the joint leadership of china to solve the problem. if china would declare unilateral ten-year moritorium on ivory imports, it would be a better future in africa and thailand must enact serious reforms to control its ivory market. failing these needed actions, the u.s. government should ensure that those countries driving the demand are held to task at the upcoming society's conference of the parties in march 2013. maybe the u.s. should consider application of the amendment and sanctions process that law offers in cases where sight is being seriously undermined. i can think of no wildlife trade situation more serious than facing the african elephant. thank you for giving your precious time to listen to the plight
serving the united states. she outlines the republican plan for job creation and economic growth. >> this weekend folks across the country are opening up the pool, firing up the grill and taking a moment to relax. memorial day is more than a three day weekend. in town squares and national cemeteries, and public services and moments of reflection, we will honor those who love their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it. this memorial day, michelle obama and i will join and veterans and their families at arlington national cemetery. we will pay tribute to patriots of every generation who gave their last full measure of devotion. from lexington and concord to iraq and afghanistan. later we will join vietnam's veterans and their families at the wall. we will begin to mark the 50th anniversary of the vietnam war. it is another chance to honor those we lost. we will be coming -- we will be calling on you, the american people, to help us joy and honoring veterans in your communities. we reaffirm our commitment to care for those who served alongside them. the veterans who ca
150 years ago. the 37th congress of the united states was arguably the most productive, the most creative, the most farseeing and the most consequenceal in american history. don't take my word for it. here's john nicolai, the grouchy gatekeeper of lincoln's presidential office. the secretary whose job it was to say no on behalf of the busiest man in the world and, boy, was he ever good at it. people called him irascible. that was the only one of the names that i can repeat in -- on c-span. when congress adjourned in mid july after about 7 1/2 months in session, having wrenched american history from the dead end of slavery toward the hard, slow course of freedom, having created our modern monetary and fiscal machinery, having established the united states as a world class military and naval power, having opened the frontier to homesteading settle lers and supported their toil through a bureau -- federal bureau of agriculture. having authorized a rail length from the atlantic to the pacific across the same daunting mountain pass that doomed the donner party, and perhaps most vision
going to be millions and millions of pieces of paper circulating across the united states into every wallet, symbols of prosperity and the future of the country and there ought to be a picture on there. so every denomination, every greenback printed during the civil war had chase's picture on it until he left as treasury secretary. so any other questions? >> one quick question. i'm very encouraged by the 37th congress' accomplishments, but i'm also troubled by the prescription for their success and i was curious if there was anything that we could do other than asking our good friends from south of the mason dixon to kind of leave the session, which governor perry has indicated some desire to do, if there's any other success for relieving gridlock today. >> yes, that's an excellent question. hopefully we will not have such an extreme solution, but i think in the second of my points where i it talked about a compelling agenda this is where i tend to see a way forward. i would argue that part of the fact that we are at such a 50/50 in our country right now, election after election bein
chapter in our history, the history of the united states, where people in large numbers stood up and said, we're going to defend a country that is doing us harm. and when you look back to the life in the camps, here again, children standing up before school and pledging allegiance to the flag, it's almost beyond comprehension. and when you consider the buildup of animosity and hatred in certain circles, and to have these men step forward, that's extraordinary. >> no, i agree, they were extraordinary men. last year -- >> they were not bruits. in ordinary life i'm certain kash, before he got into the service, was a fun-loving young fellow, like all of us. in fact, if you look over the list of those who have received medals, they're not the huge bruitish looking men. they usually look angelic. >> well, in fact, i've known the kashino family for 30 years. and i knew bevera's father. i didn't know that side of him until i did this research. you're right, he was a very gentle man. >> however, he did get his fair amount of squabbles. before, during and after the war. >> well, all of us have thos
of that changed with his mother's assassinationment now he is in the united states to attend the peabody awards where a documenteer called bhutto is being honored. a visit to new york and his father's visit to chicago for the g8 comes at a difficult time in pakistani u.s. relations there is tension over a 33 year sentence given to a doctor without allegedly helped the cia identify some of bin laden's location. >> the united states does not believe there is any basis for holding dr. afridi. we regret both fact that he was con contribute-- convicted and the severity of his sentence. his help, after all, was instrumental in taking down one of the world's most notorious murderers, that was clearly in pakistan's interests as well as ours and the rest of the world. this action by dr. afridi to help bring about the end of the reign of terror designed and executed by bin laden was not in any way a betrayal of pakistan. and we have made that vi well-known and we will continue to press it with the government of pakistan. >> rose: there are also tensions over the deaths of 24 pakistani soldiers during a n
the united states abroad, then you might want to consider becoming a diplomat. lauren looks into what a diplomat does and what it takes to become one. >> let's start with a quick american history question. >> the department of state. >> correct. while usually called the state department, the official name is the united states department of state. it was established all the way back in 1789. with headquarters in washington, d.c., the state department is headed by the secretary of state, currently hillary clinton. its job is to oversee all our foreign relations. in fact, listen to how the state department describes its mission. that's quite a task. and to help the state department achieve those goals is the job of the u.s. foreign service. >> what we want to do is, we want to promote america's interests. we want to promote peace. we want to promote understanding. we want to make sure people around the world know what america is all about. >> assistant secretary hammer explained that foreign service officers are also called diplomats. they're assigned to work at one of the more than 250
, so i feel i'm making a difference. >> the eagles nest is seen all over the united states and the world because they can see it on the web. does that do anything for you and the work you're doing? does it bring anybody to your telephone to know what's going on in history? >> well, we have a pretty good history website up. we have the fish and wildlife service website up and we've got a lot of information there. we put up artifacts and old historic books and a lot of people look for images for books or films they might be doing for dissertation, so we get a lot of traffic on the web. >> give us the background on how this institution got here, where it is in the country, who supports it, who pays for it. >> we're located about 80 miles northwest of washington, d.c., here in shepherd's town, west virginia. and until this place was built, the u.s. fish and wildlife service did its training mostly at your typical airport hilton or airport holiday inn. and when we started to design this place, we looked to build it as a place that the people in the fish and wildlife service coul
the time to listen. god bless the united states of america. >> join us monday for c-span posted live memorial day coverage. at 1:00 eastern from the vietnam veterans memorial, speakers include leon panetta and tom selleck. live coverage begins at 10:50 on c-span. >> welcome to boston where "the communicators" is live on broke -- location. this week michael powell -- we talked with him as well as glenn britt who is chairman of time warner cable. >> michael powell, president of the national cable and tele- communications association. you had a sit-down interview with the sec chairman. chairman jankowski talk about shared services agreements that need a closer attention. >> it is a subject that has come up someone significantly -- consistently. i think it was meant to signal that is one area that they may have some concerns when people are bundling power and leverage the right combination of these agreements. there may be something in there that concerns them. i assume that is what he was focused on. to be candid i have not heard much more about this beyond that. it is interesting
of -- it's my copy -- of why i think the most controversial and important book in the united states during the civil war. it doesn't have a very catchy title. it's the report on the organization of the army of the potomac and of its campaigns in virginia and maryland under the command of major general george b. mccullen from july 26, 1861, to november 7, 1862. well, why would i make such extravagant claims for this rather dull, official, military report? and that's because, actually, that it was a lot more than an official military report. it was also a presidential campaign document. because george b. mccullen was the presidential nominee for president in 1864 to run against abraham lincoln. now the democrats dominated mccullen as what we would -- what political scientists today would call an eisenhower candidate. that is a very popular general who stood for nothing. and their plan -- their plan was to run what political scientists today call a harrah campaign. so in a harrah campaign, you don't stress issues of what you say is, you know, it's not my candidate saying it's for this or my c
to the city because after 160 years, a san francisco is the asian american capital of the united states. 2012 has been an amazing year. when i was a little kid, i liked to play basketball. my mom said, david, stop playing basketball because no asian- american will ever get into the nba. mom was wrong. i know many of us thought that asian-americans with advance foreign politics, but i don't think that any of us thought that this year, we would see the first elected asian-american sworn in at city hall. and because of that, i want to take a moment and think of you. none of us would be here hall stage but for your stories, the challenges that the community has faced in surpassed. and diversity of the committee, we are moving forward. >> i just want to thank everybody for having all of us here. how to be honest, i did not prepare a speech, but it truly is an honor to serve the city. it is not often that we have a city that is so beautiful and wonderful and also a place for immigrants to be able to serve. i am honored to serve alongside the mayor and my colleagues on the board of supervisors. i th
rights in the united states, that actually we're going to be looking at on march 30th. a whole another discussion, but it's one of the thins that's very inspiring in his story is that he saw so clearly that dignity and injustice, again, african-americans was connected to the discriminatings and the struggles against so many voices, and so, i was wondering for you could start off by talking a little bit about what brought you to his story. tell us for about him and what makes him so exciting as a figure. >> sure. let me say it's great to be with you, and especially great to be near the shon burg archive. so many so thanks for assisting me in the research along the way. [applause] i try to let my projects aorganically one from another. early on when i was studying martin luther king, jr. there was by yard rustin. when i was studying jackie robinson there he was. and when i was studying thurgood martial, the one who was the naacp attorney, there was rustin. it was easy to target him. it was all over the place. he was a fascinating character. to me, he's especially fascinating because he b
slide presentation around the world in the united states to universities and colleges and show them why people crash into mountains on a clear day. it's incredible. i mean, in the middle of arizona is taylor mountain -- or, no, excuse me, flagstaff. i can't recall the name of the mountain right now. nothing around it. and yet i've done several accidents where people were coming and going right into that particular peak and that was the only peak for maybe hundreds of miles. i climbed that one many times. i've gotten to many accidents by horse, by mule, by helicopter, by rappelling, by being dropped down, by boat, walking, you name it, i've gotten there. >> quite an active life you've had. >> yes. i've lived every bit of it. wouldn't change it for the world. >> it's great. i hope that i'm able to say that and still be enjoying life as much as you in my own few years. >> well, i have a lot to do. i have 50 more years of stuff to do -- >> absolutely. >> i've got to keep on going. >> and i'm sure you will. i'm sure you will. when you mentioned earlier that you hadn't known any of the women
occupied military post in the united states. we'll get a special tour of west point. >> coming up, i'll tell you why this person is driving badly to save lives. >> something you probably do just about every day may be hazardous to your health. >> that and lots more right now on "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm siena. here's our top story for this week. >> we've all seen those cute paper balloons in stores. you fill one out when you donate money. but you may wonder, who does your dollar help? nicole has the story. >> ♪ a little bit longer, hey >> musician nick jonas, american idol david archuleta, and teen dream justin bieber -- they're just some of the celebs who support the children's miracle network hospitals. but 13-year-old alena, and millions of kids like her, are the real stars of the charity. alena gets a special present delivered to her house once a week. it's not clothes, jewelry, or games. alena's gift is medicine that helps keep her alive. >> so i have a rare genetic disorder called maroteaux-lamy, or also known as mps vi, and i t
by the united states in other parts of the world so we can start sharing intelligence collectively and support one other in these endeavors. and the government of cameroon did ultimately deploy its defense forces to this park to expel the poachers. so they did act, albeit it was after the event. but we're hoping that that will set a precedent for any potential incidents in the future. but i think regional or subregional support is necessary. and through this contortium, we think we can lend them the sort of support they might need to improve that, the support. >> and i think it was the case here that the rangers in the park didn't have any weapons, weren't armed at all. and here you have a heavily armed force that moves in and takes that kind of activity. so you need to think at a whole different level in terms of law enforcement when it comes to some of these things that are going on. but we -- we really appreciate your lifetime commitment to this, dr. hamilton. you've been working so harder. and we really appreciate the secretary general and mr. cardamone here working on this. i don't know i
. and when they were questioned by that, they just pointed to the united states and said, "look what the united states is doing." you know, indefinite detention. the patriot act. you know, increase surveillance powers. "if the united states can do it, they certainly can't criticize us." and this happened in a number of countries. so, you know, we knew we had to look to ourselves in order to speak to the world. so we began to work with the aclu, pen did, to put together these public readings from these documents. >> you can't believe some of these documents that they've uncovered. and, you know, in a way it's a tribute to this country that the freedom of information act actually works. that you don't actually need wikileaks. like, there is an actual legal way that documents that are quite damaging to the people who committed these acts of atrocity. >> that's something that the book really chronicles is that this was not a case where everybody agreed with these programs. on the -- >> with the torture? >> right. >> you mean, people inside government? >> absolutely. >> there were dissent
involved in community outreach projects as well. the united states chief of naval operations even up for fleet week highlighting his trip with a special reenlistment for 25 sailors, marines and coast guardsmen. we talked to the cmo. >> to do it here in new york city 11 years after 9/11 the police where so much of our country has embraced security and what it is really all about and have them commit here in new york, very special. >> so really rolling out the red carpet here in new york city. a great opportunity here at fleet week 2012 for families to come out and tour the assault vehicles as well as some of the ships here. we even spotted one little girl handing out hand made cards her and her sister put together to thank all the service members for what they do. fleet week rocking new york city until wednesday. back to you. >> we he thank you for bringing us some of the sights and sounds of fleet week. >> um-h'm. >> jamie? >>> there are serious new questions over the fate of the man who helped bring osama bin laden to justice. pakistan's motives. why did they sentence him to what is
and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that will bear -- to the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. i will faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter during such time as i hold the office of -- for the city the office of -- for the city and county of san francisco.
but the united states. he is in trouble. he has got ratings in the 40s. ballot is virtually tied depending on what poll you look at. critical battleground states clearly leaning towards romney or up for grabs. he is not good on defense. on sort of defending what he has done. he has turned out to be incredibly lousy on projecting forward looking vision. and i just think romney is going to be better on offense. it is easier to be he fighting in a lot of different places poking at the president's record as long as he shares his own vision and for romney to get where he needs to go. >> when you were trying to get president bush elected his may 2004 approval rating 49%. president obama's may, 2012, 47%. george w. bush won reelection. that is not that -- >> and if you look at where our ballot position was it is roughly comparable. there was a hidden strength. first of all, remember this thing. the 2004 election was more about what? security. about terrorism. iraq. the world. the place that we found ourselves. >> the president was -- the iraq war was beginning to be quite unpopular. >> but the pr
here i bit heree united states. commodities weakening. despite massive fiscal and monetary stimulus. i'm worried. >> here is the thing, almost every company that reports these days says but europe is more than just a red flag. it is an anchor and hurting the stock market and hurting america. >> not just tiffany, bridgestone and staples and best buy and even cisco. it is just like the retailers and weather that. so companies are going to be blaming europe and "worries about europe" for a sales pullback when it iser that own execution problems. i'm worried but as ben pointed out you got to throw in other regions of the world. particularly trouble in china if you want to start talking about recession there or here. >> if it you told me 7 or 8 months ago that america would be in the best shape of everyone out there i would be surprised. not necessarily with europe falling apart. >> we are the tallest midget in the room right now. that is how they describe nike on wall street. i went to a major head fund conference the ore day. major investors said this. every one predicted a moderate to se
prosecutoring illegal ivory importers here in the united states but we have other options as well. along with several members of this community, he apologizes, wanted to be here today. senator coops is the chair and he's concerned about it, but he simply had a conflict. i've introduced legislation, s2318 to expand the state department's rewards program to include national crime so that we can include international efforts to reduce trafficking of all kinds and we'll hear today from our witnesses that the international community has also expands its efforts to track money and to follow that money through the the trafficking business. before it's too late, we need to explore how we can strengthen our partnerships with regional law enforcement services to help enhance their capacities to protect their communities and patrol their borders. and safeguard their country's natural resources. i'm pleased to note that dr. julius is here. he is the director of the kenyan wildlife service and we appreciate his presence here today and with that, i want to welcome our witnesses. we scheduled this hear
back to the united states, what is the best thing that civilians here on the home front during your war could have done to make your transitionfront during your war have done to make your transition better, to support you more. sn we saw in vietnam that didn't go so well when those soldier cas came home. what was it about that generation well coming you back that made your transition easier? >> well, my opinion, it took a lot of american women -- >> cut! that's a different show. i know where you're going, but go ahead. >> let me tell you something. all the american women in this country, with all the creek, a you know what creek i'm talking about, a and i've seen it. i come home on a weekend pass. never knew what existed. in my street, you couldn't get a truck through. it was too small. my mother went to my mother with that whatever on their head, whatever they use. and they had the broom, they had everything to clean the windows, the steps. we call them steps. new york, they call them stoops. i don't know why. really a stoop is a guy that's stupid. but this is true. but the women stand
in the united states. some months ago, the commander came to me and said that she had a guy. it was a revelation at the time. she meant shawn norcutt, who was going to do our video for us. he has become not only are championed but our friend. unbelievable. along the way, i would be remiss if i did not recognize mike and albea, who worked with shawn to produce a very powerful video on such a critical subject. the young people in this country and in san francisco. without further ado, it is showtime. >> my name is greg and i'm the chief of police for the san francisco police department. i was a small young man in san francisco and i would get bullied all the time. i had many brothers and sisters and i really appreciated when people stop off for me. i cannot even imagine what it is like growing up as a lgbt youth today. nobody deserves to be bullied. it does get better. until it does, we are going to stick up for you. believe me, it gets better. >> my name is andrea. >> my name is windy and i am a sergeant. >> i am a commander. >> i am a sergeant with the san francisco police department. >> i am a
. in 1946, the heyday of rail transport in the united states, 26 million people used the transbay terminal each year. the transbay terminal was converted to a bus-only facility. the former transbay terminal have the hollow is transit kick of it -- connectivity in the region. it also served service throughout san francisco. golden gate transit, a greyhound service connecting passengers throughout the united states. our transit service for the disabled. however, the facility does not need for future transmit -- trans operating needs. or the growing commuter work force in the bay area or state of california to bring back the glory of the original tunnel and plan for more sustainable future were people are not dependent on automobile, the transbay joint powers authority is built on new multi modal transit centers into construction phases. the first phase includes building a new transit center designed by great clark. it also includes the construction and operation of the temporary kernel for the current operators to use on the new station under construction. the bus storage facility will also
. and the need for treatment and focus on clinical depression as a widespread problem in the united states, which her ed fro okay. the torch is passed. >> this campaign, any campaign, is about the issues and about who goes out there and earns it. >> meet the newest kennedy on the political scene, 31-year- old joseph p. kennedy iii, the grandson of robert f. kennedy and the son of former representative joseph p. kennedy ii. let's note forget his great uncle, president john f. kennedy, and senator ted kennedy. joseph is running for the 4th district congressional set into massachusetts that is vacated by barn nee frank. here's the bio. age 31, undergraduate stanford university, studied industrial engineering. harvard law school, while at harvard worked with legal aid bureau providing free legal services to low income people. peace corps, 2004 to 2006. cape and islands, massachusetts, district attorney offers prosecutor, two years, middlesex district attorney's office, massachusetts, 2011 to 2012. question, is kennedy a shoe in for barney frank's former seat? i ask you -- >> they don't automatically
. gave us a new chance. i came to the united states with nothing, as a living skeleton. i kissed the ground when i came to this country. not because the ground is so sweet there, not because there was chocolate on the ground, but because this country gave me the opportunity that i could not find any place in the world. it gave me the opportunity to restore my life and to prove to the world that i'm not useless, that i didn't have to be killed, and that i can be effective. and thank god, i have three generations that are very proudly have my son, i have three children, my son is over here. a very high position in the united states. my grandson, i have three children, three grandsons, and two great grandsons. i defeated hitler. hitler wanted to kill me. i'm alive. he is dead. and i brought into this world very productive generations. i remember my youngest grandson is now in college, but when he was about 10 years old, maybe younger, he came over to me, and i don't know how it came to a young boy like this, and he says grandparent, i'm very happy that you survived and that you're h
in 1997 in the united states when this man set off a double bomb outside an abortion clinic in sandy springs, georgia. eric rudolph is remembered for bombing the atlanta olympics. after he bombed the olympics and went on the run, that same guy bombed a gay bar in at llanta a an abortion clinic in birmingham, alabama. when he bombed that abortion clinic in sandy springs, georgia, the first bomb went off at 9:30 in the morning. it ripped out part of a wall at the clinic. it destroyed the clinic. an hour later, the second bomb went off in a trash can just outside the building. this double bombing was designed to give responders enough time to arrive on the scene and figure out what the first bomb was about and the second bomb exploded then to try to kill the emergency responders. six people were hurt by the second blast including a federal atf agent the they said it was a miracle that the second blast did not kill anyone. that was the women's clinic in sandy strings, georgia in 1997. this year another women's clinic in the same place just about a mile from the bombing was hit by burglar
for some support for our military families, the vice president of the united states, joe biden. [applause] thank you. thank you. please, be seated. am julca laden's husband, joe has i'm known here in washington and in my household. [laughter] general dempsey, i've been around washington for a long while. i was one of those folks to call its chairman of the foreign relations committee for a long time coming and i have gotten to meet an awful lot of incredible military personnel and some remarkable women and men who have worn the uniform and they all have different qualities, but i want to tell you just for a second about why i like dempsey so much and when dee dee even more. i really mean this. these guys get it. you're not a number. you're not a soldier or a soldier's family. these guys wear it in their heart to. i've been with them when we visited the bases where some of your heroes have fallen and watch, watch how dee dee response. i watched the general. he's a tough guy but i watch and you can almost hear his heartbreaking. there's something special about both of them. and i guess you
. >> i mean, how could you be the president of the united states, write books, go all over the world all the time, fight the world and all the problems he had, be the big anti-trustor, and read a book a day? >> he was a phenom. his mind was at such a rapid pace. i have noticed that people that read a lot read quicker because he knew how to read and he read all the classics. even when he was in the woods he'd bring called the pigskin editions and he would bring his favorite classics. he would read and memorize and it informs everything he did. but his -- reading -- what was unique about him in the presidency, he focused on naval history and military history and wildlife conservation, forestry. >> how much of navy experience had he had? >> well, he wrote -- his first book he wrote at harvard is called "the summer birds of the adirondacks" and he wrote about birds in new york. his second big book became the naval war of 1812, which made him the top naval strategist. and he became an assistant secretary of the navy. so, he would juggle navy with this sort of western hunting, like, this boone
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